A Political and Literary Forum
The threat of fascism has grown before our eyes. Black Marxism helps us to fight it with greater clarity, with a more expansive conception of the task before us, and with ever more questions.
Robin D. G. Kelley
Can mobile phones make a miracle?
Jenny C. Aker, Isaac M. Mbiti
Albie Sachs’s The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law.
The uses of anti-Semitism in Chávez’s Venezuela.
Claudio Lomnitz, Rafael Sánchez
How much can schools improve the life prospects of children growing up in poor neighborhoods?
James Forman, Jr.
Policy wonks, patronage, and the possibilities of the grassroots
Rereading LeRoi Jones’s The Dead Lecturer.
How post-racial was Obama’s victory?
Stephen Ansolabehere, Charles Stewart III
What role should “identity” play in our politics and in our lives?
Glenn C. Loury
Lessons from the history of the prison boom.
Reversing mass imprisonment.
More than 1.5 million children currently have a parent in prison; for 94 percent of these children, that parent is the father.
Mary Fainsod Katzenstein, Mary Lyndon Shanley
Becoming human in South Africa.
Vital reading on politics, literature, and more in your inbox
David Theo Goldberg
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